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EDITION DAIL EIREANN FACES DISRUPTION OVER TREATY QUESTION; PEACE PACT COMMITTEE IS FORMED Correspondent of London Times Is Kidnapped By Supposed Republican Army Opponents of Proposed Anglo-Irish Agreement Dublin, Jan. s.—(By The Associated Press) —The Dail Eireann which met this morning with disruption threat ened adjourned tonight in the hope that a basis of agre**ment might be reached between treaty supporters and opponents. The pftare committee which is trying valiantly to patch up an ac commodation between the two factions inet again tonight and will report at a private session of the Dali tomor row. Announcement of the existence of a peace committee was the chief feature of the day and a thrill was given to the general situation by the revela-, tion that armed men assumed to be Irish Republican army opponents of the treaty had kidnaped the corre spondent of the I/ondon Times and carried him to Cork. Word has been received however that the correspond ent was rescued by agents of Michael Collins and is returning here. No member of the cabinet is includ ed in the p*ace committee which is made up almost exclusively of able members of the rank and file of the Dali who have spoken for and against th« treaty. The most notable of these ar*> Owep O’Dyffy. liason officer of T'lster who is a supporter of the treaty and Liam Mellows.* an uncom promising Republican who will have nothing to do either with the treaty or De Valera's alternative proposals. An Influential member who Joined the committee at its request is John PREMIERS DISCUSS ECONOMIC MEET PUN I'artieipjjtiou By Germany In Conference Is Now Thought Certain Cannes. Jan. (By The Associated Press)—^The program for the forth oomini international eeonomt© con* ference was conversations between premiere and chief delegatee to the supreme council which meets tomorrow. Th French view has been that the agenda has been laid down In advance. It is understood that Premier Lloyd- George of Great Britain agreed to this »*nd that th« question would be the first discussed by tho council- In addition to a continuation of the priv ate talks between Premier Rrtand of France and Mr. Lloyd-CJeorge. M. Hriand had a lengthy conversation to day with the Marquis Della Torreta. Italian minister of foreign affairs and also saw premier Theunys of Belgium Baron Hayaghi of Japan. Today s dovc.opmenta seemed to con firm th*' Impression that the allies are Agreed on the principle of an economic conference tho still debating details. 1 Reparations were discussed by tho ex torts today th** Belgians opposing any modification in the schedule of pay-: men t a that likely would compromise their priority on the 2.t»00,000.<> | >o goldi marks due by Germany. The French delegation is backing the Belgians but it is inclined to make concessions to the British viewpoint; to the extent of reducing cash pay ments to m>.oo«\ooo gold marks annual-i lv and the rest of reparations in kind. The British go farther and desire to > reduce the deliveries in kind so that the total both In cash and In kind can be reduced about 2f> per cent from the Paris agreement or 1,500,000,000 gold marks. Participation by Germany In the eventual internal economic conference Is now taken for granted, hut there ■ till is discussion as to what would he the consequences of the presence of Russia soviet delegates which it Is held In French circles would he tantamount to recognition of the Bolshevik! regime. 50 BODIES RECOVERED FROM WARSHIP WRECK Athens. Jan ft—(By The Associat ed Press • Fifty bodies have been recovered from the Greek torpedo, boat destroyer Leon, anchored in the harbor "f Piraeus, which was wrecked yesterday by an explosion of a. tor \.-dO. Tha explosion damage*] near- On warships and caused houses ashore to collapse, killing a number of the Inhabitants. REFUSING TO WORK MEN NAIL UP MINE Morgantown. W. Vn , Jan. ft - When Sin attempt was made to open mine No. I of the Davis Coal company nt Scott's Run rear here at a lower wage scale today several score of miners declined to work and nailed up the entrnnee to the plant. They then marched thru the district In an attempt to bring out em ploye* .>• oflkt mine.** and held several mas* ins»tlngs. Leaders of the men pa id they would not return to the Davis mine until they were assured that tney would b*» paid according to the scale agreed upon In 1920. STEAMSHIP OWNERS TO MAKE WAGE CUT New Turk. Jan ft. Wage reductions of 15 per cent and upward will be put Into effort immediately by tlm Amer ican Steamship Owners association Wenthrop L Marvin, general manager, announced after a meeting today. THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN FI KTY-FOURTH YEAR T. O'Kelly. Sinn Fein representative in Paris in whom Mr. Do Valera and hia colleagues opposing the treaty have great confidence. POWERS TO RAISE TAX RESTRICTIONS ! 1 Agreement Will Net China j Huge Sum In Tariff Receipts Washington, D. C\, Jan. 5. —(Bv the Associated -Press.)—The powers acceded in part today to China's request that foreign restrictions on her tariff sys tem bo removed and that steps be taken toward withdrawing foreign troops from her soil. Under an agree ment adopted in the Far Eastern com mittec of the arms conference an in crease estimated at 14*5,000,000 in Chinese customs receipts is to be grant ed immediately thru modification of existing treaties and machinery is to be set in motion for further increases when they are warranted by reforms tn ''hinese tariff administration. By an other resolution adopted foreign am bassadors at Pekin will confer with Chinese officials whenever China so requests relative to execution of the declared purpose of the powers to with draw in case* where conditions make It practicable. Regarding the troop declaration the Chinese delegations did not express themselves at length but they voiced disappointment that tha tariff settle ment had not fixed a definite date on which foreign supervision of the Chlneae customs would be withdrawn altogether. The meetings of tha com mittee. the first since December 14 was devoted consideration of the tariff and proposals tbs Chinese finding no opportunity to pr©s* their request that the "twenty-one de mands" controversy be brought into the conference for review as a supple ment to tho tariff resolution, the spe cial subcommittee headed by Senator I’ndorwood, recommended adoption of a declaration advising China to take 'Mm- | mediate and effective steps" to reduce . her military forces. Maintenance of •‘excessive land armament, the suboom- 1 rnitteo held had seriously impaired t’hi.ncse domestic economy and had be come a difficult barrier-to the nation's restoration to financial stability. The suggestion was referred to a draft committee for rr\lsion but indications tonight seemed to point to its lower • adoption. In presenting the tariff revision plan i under which China immediately would i have an "effective 5 per cent tariff rate . Instead of the virtual 3 1-2 per cent in I force Senator Underwood declared that , the new arrangement not only would greatly benefit China but would he a long step toward promotion of general j trade and international peace in the 'Far East Dr Koo replying for the *'hinese conceded that the agreement was "valuable" but added that China j could only regard any continuation of the present foreign controT of her tar ilff n- an infringement of her sov erlgnty." He argued also that mainte nance of the foreign tariff control sys tem meant a continued handicap to the opening of China to foreign trade con tributed to low social and politlc%| morale among the Chinese and worked many injustices thru placing the in (Continued on Page Two.) SECRECY SHROUDS PENROSE FUNERAL GUARDS SURROUND BURIAL PLACE Philadelphia. Jan. 5. -Tho funeral oft Senator Boles Penrose was held this | morning The same great secrecy that surrounded the making of arrange- | merits for tho funeral was maintained j until the body of the political leader was lowered into the brick lined gra\o In South Laurel Hill cemetery. .No information was forthcoming whether there were any religious services' at the house or at the Cemetery. News paper reporter** were not ndmitttd to • the burial grounds The fact that the body of the sens tor would he burled today became known late vcsterdn> when the bureau of vital statistics Issued a permit for Interment for January ftth or there- j after. The immediate family of Sena tor Penrose who was n bachelor, con- i slsts of three brothers. No in forma - j tibn was given out regarding the fun oral beyond th*' brief obituary notice that the funeral would he "strictly prl- | vate." Newspapers that regarded the burial I ot a l . S. senator who had figured so i largely in the political history of the , country as an Important piece <*f news. t set a watch on practically the same plan as death watches nvc set on j prominent persons who are believed , to he dying. A report that Senator I’enrdse'n father was buried years ago ai. midnight in order to avoid undue publicity made-the vigil .of reporters * almost an nil night affair. About 7:30 n. in. today the three brothers, Charles 8.. Richard and Spencer, arrived at the Spruce street home where the senator s body lay and where he was horn. Four automobiles parked a short distance from the house i about the same time. A little later | PUEBLO. COLO.. FRIDAY, JANUARY G, 1922. VOLIVA INSISTS THE WORLD IS FLAT. FROM A FINANCIAL VIEWPOINT HE IS ABOUT HALF RIGHT HARDING DISAPPROVES OF BLOC LEGISLATION Senators Refuse to Comment After Visit to White House. Washington. P. C.. Jan. 6.—Presi dent Harding was at Id tonight by members of the senate agricultural ( bloc to have Indicated to bloc leaders at a conference today hia disapproval ;of bloc sponsored legislation provld ! ing for farmer representation on the federal reserve board. Views of the president on the legis lation which is to be taken up In the senate for final consideration Janu ary 17 were outlined to Senators Keny«>n of lowa and Capper of Kun fsas. both Republicans and bloc lead ers who called at the White house accompanied by Senator Kellogg of Minnesota. Republican. Nono of tlie thro# senators would discuss the visits. . Some of tin* bills members said that the president went so far as to indicate that h" might veto tho bill if passed but other members said tills was not their understanding. Tha president, it was said by bloc mem bers. stated ho desired In every way to promote the interests of the farm ers but the pending legislation would tie the hands of the executive with respect to appointments. BARBER READ DIES Albany. N. Y . Jan. ft.—Frank X. Noschange general president of the Journeymen barbers union, died today. I Charles Penro.se who Is a physician. | and had attended his brother, came out I on the front step and waived his arm I and seemingly from nowhere a hearse approached the house. A few minutes later the body of the senator was brought out and the hearse followed by tlie four automobiles, sup posedly containing the families of the three brothers, started for tho ceme j tery Reporters who were on watch j .*t the cemetery yesterday were not admitted today and the newspaper men who followed th** funeral party thru a steady rain to the last resting place of th** dead senator, were warned that i If they entered the cemetery it would |be at their own peril. Guards were stationed all around the place. The 1 funeral party was In the cemetor.' ! about fifteen minutes and left before It' a. m. Thus was enacted the final scene In I the caro»r of ft man who could have had one of the largest funerals In the I history of the city . Political lenders | from every county In the state came I to Philadelphia within the Inst few j days to do honor to tha late chieftain and not one was invited to the bache i lor home of the senator where many ! political conferences have been hel*L ! Questions had been asked' why the family desired secrecy In the burial of ■ the senator and the answer of dose »political friends was that Penrose | hated pomp and ceremony and that it probably was Ills wish that he bo hur led os simply and with as little com motion ns possible, it Is said to have been n tradition In the Ppnrose family, which is one of the oldest in tho city, that all funerals of members be sfrlct- I ly private. ARMS NAVAL COMMITTEE ADOPTS SUBMARINE RESTRICTION CLAUSES Washington, D. C-, January I.—'Tha full naval committee of tha arms con ference adopted today tha first two prqpoaahr -aa f anhmaslne wafata restriction* offered by Elihu Root but regrouped the provision* into thr«* clauses. The first clause provides for reaf 'flrmation of existing laws of naval warfare. The second applies these rules of warfare specifically to submarines. The MAN TRIES TO FORGE MARRIAGE WITH GUN I Police Arrest Man Who Held Girl Prisoner Witli Pistol. Ban Francisco, Cal., Jan. 5. —Phillip Whitney. 30 years old. of Kansas City, was arrested today after the pollco received information that he had held Mrs. Maud Huxhorn, 20 years old, | also of Kansas City, a prisoner at various hotels and other places in tho city for threo days, much of the time at the point of a pistol In an attempt to forco her to marry him. A charge of threats against Hf« was placed against Whitney and ho was released on SI,OOO ball. Rela tives of Mrs. Huxhorn hero notified the police thnt Whitney had followed her from Kansas City, whence she fled to escape It Itn and was holding her a prisoner Imre. The pollco said they learned that even when the couple were riding on tlm street cars. Whitney held .« ptotol to.othe girl's side, hidden under tho folds of her coat, so that she would not attempt to escape. DISTRICT ATORNEY TO PROBE MAN'S DEATH Lawrence. Mass . Jan. ft. - District Attorney Donnell of Essex county announced today lie would request fr*>n> Dr. F.dward Boos of Boston, a report of his examination of the late Edward F. Searles, multimillionaire of Methuen. Tho organs were turned over to Dr. Boos on October 2$ after tho district attorney had received an anonymous letter charging thnt Senrlea died of poisoning. FEAR TWENTY FIVE LOST ON STEAMER Christiania. Norway, Jan. ft. —A mes sage from Hnngesund today says it Is feared the German steamer Signal of Kiel with a rnrgo of Iron ore and carrying a crew of twenty-five men sank 1n the North Sea December 17. Tlm signal was on iron screw steamer of 1,27 ft tons. FIAT WORKS BURNS AT TURIN, ITALY Turin, Italy. Jan. < Tlm Flat works were damaged sno.noo lire and four workmen were Injured during a fire today. Tlm fire was caused by tho explosion of gasoline. Root proposal number three to initiate a new precept of international law banning submarine warfare agaipat merchant vessels becomes clause three and also was accepted by the commit tee. The effect of the Root proposal* a* adopted, is to forbid submarine action against merchant crafts so as tho five signatory powers aro concerned. The Balfour amendment, making the pro vision of this clause immediately ef fective as between tho five powers also was adopted. The commltteo did not reach, the Root proposal to hold aubmarlno commander* personally liable under penalty for violations. This clause will bo taken up tomor row. ALLEGED PLUMBING TRUST INVESTIGATED New York, Jan. ft.—Charges thnt eleven corporation's and ten individu als in eastern states had eliminated ' , competition and maintained excessive prices for three years In sewer pipe I and plumbing fixtures manufactured by them were disclosed today when tho government unsealed lndlctmonts re turned last week. The indictments charged violation of tho Sherman anti trust act. All defendants who will be called next week for pleading were ! members of tho Eastern Sewer Pipe. Manufacturing association, the Clear inghouse thru which they were alleged t » have exchanged bids, prlco and sale ; information and other data. CINCINNATI BREAD RACK AT OLD PRICE ! Cincinnati, Ohio. Jan. ft Beginning tomorrow bread will )w> sold hero at tho pre-war price of 6 cents for 16-ounce loaves It was announced today by the manager of a chain of grocery stores MAJOR DENIES SHOOTING SOLDIERS IN FRANCE •Washington. D. C.. Jan. ft.—Sweep-' Ing denial of charges thnt lie had shot two of his men while his command, part of tho twenty-ninth division was in tho thick of the Argonno fighting, j was made before a senate Investigat ing commltteo today by Major H. I*- Ople of Staunton, Va.. ami nearly a| dozen men serving with him overseas. Only one vole© was lifted against Major Ople today that of a shell shocked victim nf war now a patient In a. Virginia hospital for tho in- I sane. The witness. Lemuel (V Smith, de clared that while In a dugout with three comrades and four German prisoners. Major Ople fired, shot ami killed a soldier and then ordered the body removed without uttering a word. In rapid succession the comrades mentioned by Smith swore they saw no killing, that they were not in the dugout and that they knew «»f no evi dence to support the charges. And then after a half dozen <»f Major opic's men bail testified that they never heard of his shooting a soldier the major spoke in his own defense declaring that there was no truth In the accusations and that ho "never shot, a man in Ills life.” Breaking down while witnesses were telling the commltteo that for PRICE FIVE CENTS ELEVEN INDEPENDENT COLORADO COAL FIRMS GET PERMISSION TO REDUCE WAGES OF MINERS Industrial Commission Has Twenty-Three Similar Applications Under Consideration; Claim Unable To Compete With C. F. & I. Denver, Jan. s.—Permission to re duce wages to the November, 1917. scale was given 11 independent coal companies operating in the Colorado fields by the state industrial commis sion today. The commission still has PAYROLL BANDITS KILL BANK HEAD Police Chief and Messenger Also Wounded By Robbers Chicago, Jan. ft.—John Soffel. presi dent of the Maywood State bank, was shot and killed, and Sweeney, chief of police of the suburb, and Ar thur Benson, a bank messenger, were wounded today when five bandits rib bed them of a $12,000 pay roll for the Maywood plant of the American Can company. The bandits did not give the banker and his two guards a chance to ! **.<! up their hands. They ordered the pay roll car to stop, and as it came to a halt opened fire, killing Soffel almost in stantly. Ch:ef Sweeney was shot under the right arm and Benson in tho s.de. Th* latter's injuries are seHou*. The holdup occurred two blocks from the bank and tho robb»r.i escaped i*n lan automobile. Cn'of Sweeney said be wga shot *s the hank messenger guided the auto mobile to & stop, and that Benson "'*« 'the second to fall. Mr. FofD*l «P and attempted to draw his revolver, when he was shot dead. Sweeney, despite hi* wound, ran to the bank two blocks away and turned in th* alarm. Chicago police dl»patyn«ft three rifle squads and'plac'd guards on ail vogairerdn *rayw.wa: 824 D. & R. G. SHOP MEN ARE LAID OFF Lack of Work Given as Henson For Reducing Forces Ptnvor. Jon. 6.—Five hundred and twenty-five employes of tho Denver and Itlo Grande shops at Burnham, a suburb of Denver, will bo temporarily laid off at the close of work tonight, according to an announcement made today by B. It. Burcheld. chief clerk to the superintendent of motive power of the road. Back of work is the rea son assigned for the reduction. Those affected by the order are mechanics and laborers employed In the black smith. boiler, carpenter and paint shops of the road. Between 300 and 300 employes were laid off by the road last week. The normal force employed at the shops Is near 1.000. Of this number 100 are machinists. At the time of the reduction last week this number teas cut to 77. With the reduction In the working fore., tonight this number will bo reduced to 10. According to Mr. Burchfield., the re duction In working forces was neces sitated by the utter lack of work, am unable to say when the men wilt return to work hut It will not be until the accumulation of work makes It absolutely necessary." he declared. No reductions are contemplated at this time by tho Burlington. Colorado (Continued on Bags Two.) his services in tho Argonno ending In a hospital wounded ho was awarded the distinguished service cross. the legion of honor and the Croix *lo Guerre with two palms. Major Ople quickly recovered and calmly hut with emphasis asserted that lie never fired a revolver in tho army. Major Oplo explained how ho had attempted to got his men In lino after they ha.l been demoralized and were running wildly. A tons*' situation found him alone in tho effort to re form tho lines. At the moment ho was without sldearms and wearing a raincoat, tho Insignia on which was covered with mud and it was with dif ficulty he could make tho men halt. “I took a rifle and fired twice." ho declared, "knowing what I was doing. Ono shot was fired in the nlr and one in tho ground. Nobody was hit. After I fired the lines stop ped and T got them in shape, putting men I recognized In command. T sent runners to bring all the men up. There was not n dead soldier on the line and there had been no firing” "Did you shoot n revolver ns charg ed?” he was asked. "1 never fired a pistol th*» whole time I was in tho army," he declared with emphasis. Chairman Rrnndegeo wanted to know If the major had any theory ns Weather Generally fair Friday some what warmer eaat portion. Saturday, probably fair. 23 similar applications under consid eration. action on which may be tak en during; the day. In announcing: its decision to ter minate jurisdiction and leave the -war open for the companies to put th* proposed reductions into effect the commission found "the wages now paid employes engaged In the mining of coal in this state are greatly in excess of wages paid employes of like skill and ability who are engaged in other industries and that the wage reduction proposed is not at this time unreasonable or unjust.” In view of recent hearings held by the commission on (he reasonableness of wages paid coal miners and other labor, the commission announced it would be "useless to hold a. hearing on ti>« applications disposed of.” Of the cases still pending, that of the PJkeview coal mine, north of Colorado Springs. Is considered the most important. It is (he first lig ninto mine in the state in which notice has been given of a. wage re duction. If the .application -is grant ed it will result In tho extension of the reduced wage from the bitumin ous fields of Southern Colorado to the lignite fields of Northern Colorado. Virtually all of the companies ask ing for permission to reduce wages have been closed since the Colorado Fuel and Iron company reduced the price of coal after putting a 36 per cent wage cut Into effect. They claim ed they were unable to compete with the Colorado Fuel and Iron company. 29 BUILDING PERMITS IN FIRST FIVE DAYS Twenty-nine permits, totaling 121,680 have been Issued by Assistant Building Inspector R. J. Roberta lor the first five days In the year of 1*22. Building permits Issued yesterday totaled near ly 86.U60 and Included the building of two residences, repairs to two otners and the building of three, garages. Ored Orutt. 722 West Eleventh street, will build a frame residence next month at a cost of $1,600 A. C. McChes ney, 1834 East Fifth street will build a sinnll frame building for 11.400; A. R• Thompson. 1402 Beulah avenue took out n permit for SBOO and L. Robinson. 24<'4 Denver Boulevard will build a small frame building to be used in co operation with his dairy business. J. P. Dillon. 218 Broadway will build a frame stucco garage at a coet of S9OO. C. H. Barnhart.. 1506 East Tenth street will build a frame garage and D. A. Hlghberger. 424 West Eleventh street took out a permit for a brick garage to be built in March. MEXICAN BANDITS ABE ACTIVE SAYS MINER Douglas. Arlz., Jan. s.—Bandits are operating with considerable success 45 miles below Agua Trieta according to an American prospector who arrived here today and reported that they had taken three horses from him. He also believes tlio s?tme bandits Inter killed two Chinese merchants at Cucaurl and robbed their stores of supplies and money. PERSHING AND OTHERS VISIT OIL FIELD Fort Worth. Texas. Jan. 8 General Jphn J. Pershing and party Including Charles (5. Dnwns, federal director of the budget, and former United States Senator Charles Thomas of Colorado. a.iwl others, who spent last 'night In Fort Worth on route to the Mexia oil district, left here early today In pri vate .-arc. They will be in the oil sec tion two days and will attend tho in formal opening of the ne w highway between Mexia and Confederate Park, a gift from Col. A. K. Humphreys. to how the reports about him bad started. "None, sir.” he said. "It may be that one circumstance led to It. It happened that Lieut. Floyd W. Cun ningham accidentally killed himself with a rifle and I was the first to reach him. I bent down, opened his blouse and while there alone In that position some stragglers may have been around. 1 sometimes think this scene may have started rumors of which I was the victim.” Senator Watson. Democrat of (loorgin. whose charges in the senate that American soldiers had been hanged without trial in France, took no part in today’s examination. But. announcing that ho was not prose cuting any case he presented a list of witnesses to be summoned to give testimony relating to the Opie charges. The committee Indicated that they would be called when the hearing In resume \ Tuesday. Eight letters from former men in the major's command and from citizens who know him were presented. A volunteer witness from San Fran cisco coming at his own expense en livened the proceedings with a de ecrlptlon of what he saw in prison camps. When it was suggested the committee put him on the witness payroll ho was called and stated he had been known as a. famous tramp.